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Low-Calorie Vegan Recipes For Christmas

Low-Calorie Vegan Christmas Recipes – These recipes are just the thing to bring some holiday cheer to your table this Christmas! 

Our collection of low-calorie vegan Christmas recipes is rich in flavor but don’t use up your calorific budgets. 

The festive, vegan recipes below will help you feed everyone without packing extra pounds. We’ve even added a delicious dessert!! 

Check out these simple-to-follow, delicious Vegan Christmas Recipes – and enjoy rich flavors without feeling guilty this Christmas.

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vegan Low-Calorie Christmas Appertizer Recipes

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This vegan cheese ball is smoky, creamy and so flavorful! It makes an impressive centerpiece on a vegan cheese board. It’s perfect for sharing at parties and holiday gatherings. Cheese balls are a holiday must! Not only are they gorgeous, but they’re also a wonderful appetizer, just meant for sharing. So, who says that vegans can’t have an equally delicious cheese ball?

This instant pot potato soup is the best recipe for vegan stew ever. It’s full of flavor and packed with delicious red bliss potatoes. Nothing is better than a quick and easy plant-based soup!

(To make this Vegan use a vegan broth instead of chicken broth in the mixture.)

This recipe is one of the simplest you will add to your menu, but you won’t be disappointed. The combination of tender vegetables, rich broth, and just enough seasonings makes this ideal to serve with a fresh slice of cornbread or your favorite crusty bread.

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vegan Low-Calorie Christmas side dish Recipes

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Paleo Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

This Paleo Roasted Cauliflower Recipe with tahini-lemon cream sauce is quick, easy, and off-the-charts delicious! Try it for tonight – as a side, or as the main. And what about serving it as a healthy, low carb, and plant-based meal at a family gathering?

The traditional Christmas vegetable, that has also traditionally polarised people. Well, not this version. There are so many amazing ways to eat these incredible beautiful vegetables – the Brussel sprout! These Cheezy Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Lemon and Garlic will have you cooking them not just at Christmas for sure. 

They are crispy from being roasted with garlic, zesty from the lemon and cheezy from the almond parmesan plus topped off with chestnuts. This is a fun way of doing sprouts, and so impressive to bring out to the family as a side dish on Christmas day! It is also a perfect dish for any vegan roast dinner!T

Oven-roasted green beans

Oven-roasted green beans are simple to make. This recipe adds lots of flavors easily with a combination of toasted sesame, garlic, and other seasonings. 

These green beans are salty, crunchy, and the everything bagel seasoning adds a bit of nuttiness thanks to the sesame and poppy seeds. Plus roasting the string beans is a great way to bring out a rich flavor and keep them crunchy.

Recipe For Mashed Sweet Potatoes

This is the absolute best recipe for mashed sweet potatoes. Healthy mashed sweet potatoes are thick and creamy. These healthy mashed sweet potatoes are my favorite side dish for family dinner. Not to mention how quick and easy they are to cook.

Easy Mustard Green Beans with Garlic and Lemon

A delicious and easy mustard beans recipe with lemon and garlic! This is a healthy green bean side dish you can make in 10 to 15 minutes, for your grilled steak, chicken or fish.

Raw Balsamic Tahini Beet Noodles

The sweetness of the beets combined with the tang and creaminess from the balsamic tahini sauce really is a perfect match.

Sticky Maple Roasted Carrots and Parsnips

If you’re looking for a deliciously sweet veg dish for your roast dinner, then you’ve come to the right place. Look no further than these Sticky Maple Roasted Carrots and Parsnips! Honey roasted carrots and parsnips are an important part of the traditional roast dinner, so we were really excited to create this vegan alternative. 

The sweetness of this dish beautifully contrasts with the savoury flavours that make up the rest of the plate. It adds a nice bit of colour, too!

These garlic roasted radishes are an easy and delicious low carb side dish. They’re a great alternative to roasted potatoes. These oven baked radishes are simple enough to throw together on busy weeknights but also make a great lightened up side dish for holiday gatherings. They also happen to be gluten-free, vegan, and paleo diet-friendly so they’re a good option if you’re accommodating guests with various dietary restrictions.

Instant Pot Steamed Broccoli

Instant pot steamed broccoli is a healthy and easy recipe that comes out perfect every time. In just a few minutes fresh broccoli is cooked and ready to enjoy with your favorite meals. This method works in any electric pressure cooker and results in fresh steamed broccoli that is not mushy. Just follow a few simple steps and enjoy this quick vegetable side dish any time.

Roasted Asparagus Recipe – How to Roast Asparagus

Delicious Roasted Asparagus Recipe made with fresh seasonal asparagus spears, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, and fresh lemon juice. Learn how to roast asparagus and enjoy this easy side dish year-round with steak, chicken, or fish for a healthy, balanced meal.

Vegan Christmas Tempeh 'Sausage' Stuffing Balls
These easy to make vegan Christmas ‘sausage’ stuffing balls will steal the show on Christmas day. They have a delicious meaty texture and are made from tempeh, chestnuts and sage.
Miso Baked Sweet Potatoes

I love these Miso Baked Sweet Potatoes. The miso glaze is Japanese inspired and sweet potatoes are a perfect pairing for it. Miso is a fermented paste made from soybeans, salt, and grain. The paste is similar in texture to peanut butter. and the taste is salty, savory, and umami (meaty). It’s a common Japanese condiment and a versatile one.

Roasted Cauliflower And Asparagus (Whole30)

This roasted cauliflower and asparagus is vegetables are their best! These roasted veggies are fork tender, bursting with flavor, and so tasty. The combination of lemon and garlic elevates the vegetables! This is the perfect side dish for any meal. This roasted cauliflower and asparagus is such an easy, healthy and delicious side dish! These veggies are cooked until they are tender and bursting with flavor. Add them to any meal for instant flavor!

Beet and Mandarin Orange Salad with Mint

This is a roasted beet and orange salad with mint and ginger orange dressing that can be quickly prepared in 20 minutes. The shredded and roasted beetroot completely soaks up the orange vinaigrette to give you a yummy summer salad!

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Cranberries with Pecans and Balsamic Vinegar

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Cranberries with Pecans and Balsamic Vinegar is a colorful and flavorful side dish perfect for a holiday dinner or any special occasion. There are just a few ingredients needed for this delicious vegan recipe, including Brussels sprouts, fresh cranberries, pecans, balsamic vinegar, olive oil and salt and pepper. Add some color to your next feast with this simple, yet elegant dish!

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vegan Low-Calorie Christmas Mains Recipes

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Low Carb Instant Pot Cauliflower Soup {Mexican, Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-Free}

This Mexican Spiced Instant Pot Cauliflower Soup is easy, comforting, smooth and creamy with just a handful of ingredients. It is a great Low Carb Soup recipe for weeknight dinners and is suitable for people following a Low Carb, Vegan, Paleo or Gluten-free diet. Find Weight Watchers points and meal prep options in the post.

If you need something that is rich, satisfying, and surprisingly healthy, then look no further than this delicious Dutch oven vegetable stew recipe. Loaded with flavor and surprisingly simple to make, it’s the ideal soup starter or main dish for any weeknight meal!

Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Quinoa

Whole roasted cauliflower will become your new obsession… and not just during the festive period. It’s perfectly crusted on the outside and tender on the inside. It’s easy, delicious and when served with quinoa very filling too.

Chestnut Mushrooms with Roasted Chestnuts

Chestnut mushrooms with roasted chestnuts in a Madeira wine sauce is doing double duty as the perfect side dish or a vegetarian main course. Perfect when you have vegan and meat-eaters gathering around the same table. No need to make two dishes, we can all share!

Vegan Japchae Korean Glass Noodles

Made of sweet potato starch noodles so it’s naturally gluten-free and uses simple vegetables as ingredients. This vegan Japchae Korean glass noodles can be served as a side dish or make it your main dish and add rice.

Christmas Rice

Vegetarians and vegans will love you for this Christmas rice, for not having to eat yet another nut roast. This Christmas recipe is definitely filling, full of different textures accompanied by exciting flavours.

Vegan Cauliflower Lentil Loaf

A hearty plant-based dinner idea that will satisfy even meat-eaters! A Vegan Cauliflower Lentil Loaf that mimics the classic meatloaf with no meat, gluten-free, nut-free, and soy-free! Get all your protein and veggies in this healthy recipe!

Whole Roasted Cauliflower – Tandoori Gobhi

This Whole Roasted Cauliflower is keto and vegan recipe worthy of dinner centerpiece. Whole cauliflower is quickly steamed in Instantpot or Stovetop and then briefly broiled in the oven. The tangy delicious marinade gives amazing flavors to this beautiful presentation.

Easy Tamales

If you have never tried tamales then you need to get to work! These classic and delicious tamales recipe will become your new favorite meal!

Ratatouille Recipe

Ratatouille Recipe: delicious and spectacular vegan gluten-free dish that will be a star of any table. Healthy, flavorful, impressive-looking, and comforting dish. Here is something that looks impressive and is insanely delicious, comforting, and filling. Even people who don’t like onions, eggplants, and zucchini find it super tasty. Ratatouille might be the perfect vegan side (main) dish you are looking for. It takes a while to make but it’s certainly worth the time and effort!

Vegan & Gluten-Free Mushroom Burgundy (Vegan Mushroom Bourguignon)

We can’t get enough of this one-pot rich & creamy Mushroom Burgundy. Made with tender baby Portabella mushrooms, carrots, shallots, onions and sautéed in a rich red wine sauce and served over creamy mashed potato

Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash

This Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash is an all-in-one meal that’s bursting with fall flavors. The savory goodness comes from sautéed onions, celery, mushrooms, and warm spices. Then it’s balanced out with subtly sweet and tarts flavors from apples and cranberries. The quinoa gives it a nice texture and lots of added protein. It’s heavenly!

How To Make The Best Homemade Vegan Spinach Ravioli

Vegan spinach ravioli served with mushrooms. The great thing about this recipe is that its perfect for someone who misses having a cheesy ravioli pasta but has allergy to dairy, eggs and nuts.

Creamy Sri Lankan Pumpkin Curry – Wattakka Kalu Pol

A creamy Sri Lankan Pumpkin Curry is ready in under 30 minutes! Wattakka Kalu Pol is naturally vegan and infused with aromatic spices and roasted coconut.

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vegan Low-Calorie Christmas Dessert Recipe

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Easy Paleo Vegan Pumpkin Creme Brulee Recipe

Easy pumpkin creme brulee is perfect for fall! This dairy-free vegan creme brulee recipe needs just 7 simple ingredients + 15 minutes prep. And, paleo creme brulee is a naturally gluten-free treat.

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